Kerry’s the popular pick, locally

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 2004

If it were up to voters from Dallas County, John Kerry would be the next President of the United States.

Dallas County supported Kerry by 62 percent according to the unofficial tally.

Kerry had 11,145 to President George W. Bush’s total of 2,294.

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There were 18,546 votes cast.

In other races, Wayne Sowell edged Richard Shelby locally, 9,467 to 8,620.

Sowell took 52 percent of Dallas County’s vote.

In the race for the 7th Congressional District, incumbent Artur Davis beat challenger Steve Cameron, 13,159 to 4,716.

In the hotly contested races for the State Supreme Court, the county voted straight Democrat.

8,406 voters chose a straight Democratic ticket.

In the race for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Place 1, Robert Smith downed Tom Parker 11,120 to 6,349. For Place 2, Roger Monroe took 10,517 to 7,112 for Patti Smith.

John Rochester got more Dallas County votes for Place 3 with 10,813 while Mike Bolin garnered 6,640.

In the race for Court of Civil Appeals Judge, Sharon Yates beat Tommy Bryan 11,599 to 5,773. In the State Board of Education District 5, Ella Bell downed Joe Knowles 11,382 to 5,837.

There were several uncontested races.

Jim Sullivan took the Presidency of the Public Service Commission without a challenge.

For the Circuit Court Judge, 4th Judicial Circuit Place 2, Jack Meigs was unchallenged.

Marvin Wiggins was unchallenged for the Circuit Court’s Place 3.

District Attorney-elect Michael Jackson had no challenger, as did District Court Judge-elect Bob Armstrong.

In the state amendments, Amendment 2 got Dallas County’s support, 6,050 to 5,736.